Google is a common name which almost everyone knows. Almost all people who have heard the name have used or at least seen one or the other product which google launched. Google is a multinational technology company which is headquartered in California, United States and is well known for Internet-related services. The company mainly performs services like online search, cloud computing, advertising technologies, software, and hardware. The company previously has a smartphone line which they called it as Nexus. But recently in the year 2016 Google introduced their new smartphone series which became to be known as Pixel. These smartphones were a huge success due to the latest technologies and features used in it and the series had two smartphones of which the larger was known to be Google Pixel XL, now Google has launched the successor to this device, the Google Pixel 2 XL.
Design and Display
Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone is an elegantly designed device which comes in two different colors. This helps users to select the color which they love the most. Just Black and Black & White are the different colors available for your choice and both of them are better than each other. The product has an excellent built-quality with superior performance. The large 6-inch display is perfectly mounted to the front of the device for the best user experience and the forward-facing camera as well as the proximity sensor is integrated just above the screen. As you see the device for the first time, you will notice a cutout on the top as well as on the bottom, both of which are forward firing speakers that let you enjoy the audio experience. You might also notice that the navigation buttons are missing from the hardware and is now placed on the display to save more space. Like the Pixel 2 this product also has a rear which is has an Aluminum unibody with hybrid coating which makes the device look good as well as let it have a premium feel. On the rear center of the smartphone, the product is equipped with a fingerprint sensor in round design which improves the security of the device and on the top left the powerful camera as well the flash is flawlessly integrated.
Pixel 2 XL packs a 6-inch Fullscreen display which brings in original colors and details of images with absolute clarity. The Quad HD+ POLED display featured in the smartphone lets you see amazing pictures and the product has a screen resolution of 2880 x 1440 with a pixel density of 538-ppi. The POLED display featured in the device makes the smartphone have a brighter screen which in turn makes clear visuals even in bright and sunny areas. The smartphone features a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass to make the phone more attractive as well as strong and scratch resistant. Similarly, the 100000:1 super contrast ratio along with the True black level featured in the display of the smartphone produces excellent visuals as well as it shows brighter whites and darker blacks. Unlike the Pixel 2 the Pixel 2 XL features smaller bezels on both sides and on top and on bottom of the display. This makes the display looks bigger than its actual size.
The camera on the previous version of Pixel was one of the top-rated cameras in 2016, so is the camera on the new Pixel. Unlike some of the top end smartphones, this phone does not feature a dual-rear camera. But the camera on the device outperforms most of its counterparts and has the ability to take super-clear images with its amazing sensors. The rear camera is equipped with a 12.2-megapixel sensor for some of the best photos to be taken and the f/1.8 aperture channels more light into the sensor for brighter photos. The camera has some amazing features like the autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection and Optical + electronic image stabilization. The Optical + electronic image stabilization allows users to take excellent pictures by reducing shakes and vibrations. The rear camera has the capability to record 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 30fps, 60fps or even 120fps.
The front facing camera on the smartphone too is an excellent camera and houses an 8-megapixel sensor for clear selfies. The camera features a f/2.4 aperture to easily take selfies with more light in it and the Fixed focus feature helps you to shoot quick selfies. An important feature of the secondary camera is that this has the capability to shoot Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. This camera allows you to take part in video calls and conferences with excellent video quality.
Memory and Processor
Google has equipped its new smartphone with the processor that is manufactured and designed by Qualcomm which is known to be the world’s best smartphone processor manufacturer. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is known to be one of the most powerful and latest processor. This element is integrated on the device and clocks at 2.35 GHz + 1.9 GHz for the best performance. The 64 Bit Octa-Core processor lets you use the device fast and lag-free even while you are using heavy applications and the processing time will considerably be reduced.
The Adreno 540 GPU which is integrated on the device helps you to play games which require heavy graphics with ease. You will not feel any lag and will keep up with your expectations. The smartphone is integrated with a 4 GB RAM for the best performance and multitasking will be a whole lot easier for you. Google launched the product with two storage options, the 64 GB variant and the 128 GB variant both of which are more than enough for normal users. Another important facility which Google has given to its customers is the unlimited online storage for photos and videos. This option helps you to store your pictures and videos for ever on the cloud for free of charge even after your storage on phone runs out.
The astonishing product is IP67 certified which makes it water and dust resistant. This feature on the device lets you use your phone carelessly while you are partying hard or even when you are on a long journey through dust-filled places. The smartphone comes with a 3520mAh battery that stays awake for a long time and you can use the phone for about 7 hours with 15 minutes of charge. A variety of sensors like the Active Edge, Proximity/Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer/Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Pixel Imprint which is the back-mounted fingerprint sensor, Barometer and Hall effect sensor makes the device easy to operate which improves the overall usability. For better connectivity and data transfer, the smartphone is equipped with a USB-C 3.1 Gen port which is much faster than conventional USB 2.0. Unlike some of the latest smartphones, this device only features a single SIM slot which lets you use only a single SIM at a time.